New British Normandy Memorial

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Story on RN website - CWGC to take over responsibility

The impressive new memorial to Britons killed liberating Normandy in 1944 will be cared for by the guardians of the nation’s war dead.

From October, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission takes over maintenance of the British Normandy Memorial, which was dedicated in June.

The monument at Ver-sur-Mer, overlooking what was codenamed Gold Beach in 1944, has been created over the past five years as the sole site of memory honouring all 22,442 men and women under British command lost in the Battle for Normandy between June 6 and late August.
 

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I was surprised at the way this thread received so few views and no replies, given how key the Normandy landings and the follow on campaign were to to Britain's war. Years of effort and sacrifice had built up to it, and engaging the Third Reich on two fronts meant that their defeat was inevitable.

It was the pivotal moment of the (Western) European war.
 

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